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London: John Murray, 1827. First edition. Original drab paper boards, printed paper label, 314 pp. Renn Hampden is listed in NCBEL under the "Religion: The Growth of Liberal Theology" section. He was energetically opposed by the High Church party when appointed to regius professor of divinity at Oxford in 1836 - he was especially vilified by the Tractarians - and again when appointed Bishop of Hereford in 1847. Both appointments were reserved for the civil authorities. Hampden offered to withdraw from the 1836 appointment, but Lord Melbourne said "For the sake of the principles of toleration and free inquiry we consider ourselves bound to persevere in your appointment" (quoted in DNB). "No one through life less courted and less deserved the observations and attacks of which he was the object" (George Clement Boase in DNB). Boards a little cracked along the spine, but still soundly bound. Withdrawn sticker of the Bowdoin College Library and their small sticker on the spine; a few other minimal markings. Moderate wear and toning to boards. A Very Good copy.
Title: An Essay on the Philosophical Evidence of Christianity; Or, the Credibility Obtained to a Scriptural Revelation, From Its Coincidence With the Facts of Nature.
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